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Meet the Administration

Heidi Boardman

Heidi Boardman


Franklinton Middle School is a unique school that carries a strong educational legacy and promises a bright future. I am honored to be the principal, and it is a gift to be in a position where I can make FMS shine even brighter! We are on a positive trajectory that will only get better in the years to come.

I am a native of Central New York, where I began my educational career as a teacher in a residential treatment center for boys. Along the way I spent several years as a Therapeutic Level Regional Foster Parent, taking in teenagers who had failed out of regular foster care, or were coming out of lock-up. I moved to Wake Forest in 2012 and began working as an English teacher at East Wake High School in Wake County, where I then moved into the Literacy Coach position. I was accepted into the Principal Fellow program through NC State, and did my internship at Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest. I came to Franklinton Middle School in 2018 as the Assistant Principal, and then became Principal in 2020. Everything that I have learned over the years has shaped my vision of who I am as a Principal, and what Franklinton Middle School can be as a school.

My family is my strength and my entertainment. I have three young adult children, a wonderful, supportive husband, two cats, and two dogs. Life is never dull at home. I enjoy reading, researching, going to any beach on any lake or ocean, and enjoying life with my family in all the small ways that make life the joy that it is every day.

I am proud to be the Principal of Franklinton Middle School, and I will continue to work hard to make FMS a community school of choice!

Jennifer Giandenoto

Jennifer Giandenoto

Assistant Principal

I always knew I would be a teacher!  I was born and grew up in Upstate New York.  I was the oldest of three girls and quickly opened a neighborhood schoolhouse for my sister and their friends in our playhouse out back.  Since graduating from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Elementary Education I have taught in New York, Delaware, Texas, Pennsylvania, and finally in North Carolina.  I have worked for Wake County Public Schools for the last 18 years.  I have served as a fourth-grade teacher, an Intervention Teacher, Literacy Coach, and an Instructional Facilitator. 

I found my passion for working with families and teachers while serving as an Instructional Facilitator and returned to school to earn my Masters of School Administration at East Carolina University.  I am excited to serve as the Assistant Principal of Franklinton Middle School.  I hope to grow as an educator in new ways as our students achieve their own goals and successes.

I am also a wife and a mother.  My son is soon to be a college graduate living in Western North Carolina and my daughter is starting her journey in high school.  I am an avid reader and enjoy quiet time at home with my family.  I also enjoy time in my kitchen because I love a good meal, not because I enjoy the cooking!  Both my fur babies (two dogs) and my kids keep life exciting